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Black Voters thegrio.com

More than a million former felons could receive restored voting rights in Florida come...

It's up to Florida voters to restore the voting rights of former felons
Erica Garner thegrio.com

Erica Garner secretly taped Justice Department meeting

The late Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner who was tragically killed by police, was a powerful activist who never left anything to chance....
Amara La Negra thegrio.com

Cardi B’s sister Hennessy Carolina blasts Amara La Negra over colorism debate

Amara La Negra proves that colorism is still an issue in 2018

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Diddy is hard at work promoting his reality competition series, The Four, and he stopped by Watch What Happens Live to share a few gems about the Carters and weighed in on #Nipplegate. The music mogul gave props to his...
Prince Michael weighs in on Young Hollywood's controversial comments and the "raunchy" gay love scenes on Love & Hip Hop: Miami.

Living

Despite Trump claims, racial unemployment gap persists

Despite a historic low, Black unemployment rate remains double the rate for white Americans.
Haiti Ad Shithole Island thegrio.com

These ads are brilliantly using Trump’s own words on Haiti against him

Fabien Dodard started a GoFundMe campaign in order to create and run Haiti ads using the term “sh**hole” in America. To date, he has raised roughly $6,000 of his $40,000 goal.
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Future appears to reignite Ciara feud over controversial #LevelUp tweet

This weekend, Ciara put out a controversial tweet, but things got even wilder when Future tried to step in the middle...
Michelle Obama Birthday thegrio.com

Here’s how Michelle Obama reportedly celebrated her birthday

Michelle Obama turned 54 this week, and she reportedly celebrated quietly with some close family...
Hard Candy Me Too

Beauty company Hard Candy applies for trademark on ‘Me Too’

Hard Candy is trying to get a trademark on #MeToo for their beauty products...

Sports

LaVar Ball thegrio.com

LaVar Ball continues to make moves, will coach his sons in Lithuania exhibition

The Big Baller Challenge, consisting of five friendly games that don't count in the basketball standings, was created so that the Ball boys could get some playing time against other players their age...
Georgia State Soccer thegrio.com

Georgia State soccer player suspended after allegedly using racial epithet on social media

A Georgia State University soccer player was suspended from the team and will withdraw from the university because of her poor social media choices...
Colin Kaepernick thegrio.com

#BlackExcellence: Colin Kaepernick has almost completed his $1 million pledge to fight for social justice

Colin Kaepernick is getting closer to completing his pledge to donate $1 million to different charities supporting social justice and fighting inequality...
simone biles, thegrio.com

After Simone Biles’ sexual abuse revelation here’s what parents need to know to keep kids safe

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took to Twitter to issue a letter on Monday to...
Clippers Rockets thegrio.com

Clippers, Rockets players allegedly confront each other in locker room after game, security called

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams...

Business

Despite Trump claims, racial unemployment gap persists

Despite a historic low, Black unemployment rate remains double the rate for white Americans.
Governement Shutdown thegrio.com

What to do when the money stops – Government shutdown edition

Whether you are a federal government worker, or a private-sector employee, any disruption to your income can throw you and your household into a tailspin...
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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault becomes Facebook’s first Black board member

Chenault is "one of the nation's most prominent black corporate leaders" and the first African-American board member at Facebook.

Why #EssenceSoBlack acquisition is not quite a happily ever after

The legacy publication's recent acquisition is positive news, but this is only the beginning
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The Black unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1972

Rate for African-Americans takes dive below 7 percent line for first time